News and Stories


October 23, 2020

Iceberg prices are fairly steady but poised to rise as some Salinas Valley growers are finishing the Salinas Valley season earlier than anticipated.  

  • Production is in full swing in the Huron, California region
    • Quality is very good: heat-related defects such as growth crack, seeder, and sun scald are present in some lots
    • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus is minimal and easily avoided by harvesters as affected heads do not fully mature
  • Salinas Valley volume continues to be impacted by the soilborne diseases Sclerotinia and Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus
    • Both are reducing harvestable heads at the field level
    • Overall quality is good: puffy heads, seeder, and mildew pressure are present in some lots
  • The Arizona/California desert regions will start production in a limited manner the week of November 2, then ramp up the week of November 9
  • Expect tight supplies and active markets until early November

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